ASMARA (HAN) October 5. 2020. Public Diplomacy, Monitoring Regional Issues. Eritrea was isolated from Sudan peace deal signed in South Sudan, Juba, on 3 Oct. All regional leaders and other international dignitaries attended the ceremony. One of the dignitaries, the President of Somalia, arrived in Asmara today.
Sudan’s government and rebel groups on Saturday inked a landmark peace deal aimed at ending decades of war in which hundreds of thousands died.
Ululations and cheers rang out as one by one, representatives from the transitional government and rebel groups signed the deal, a year after the peace talks began, at a ceremony in the South Sudanese capital Juba, according to an AFP journalist at the scene.
“Today we have reached a peace agreement. We are happy. We have finished the mission,” Tut Gatluak, head of the South Sudanese mediating team said shortly before the signing took place.
Guarantors of the deal from Chad, Qatar, Egypt, the African Union, European Union and United Nations also put their names to the agreement.
Sudanese paramilitary commander Mohamed Hamdan Daglo — best known by his nickname “Hemeti” — signed the deal on behalf of Khartoum.